About Bishop's Boxers

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We are a boxer-loving family that recently retired from military life and relocated to the Chicago suburbs. Our love for the breed began back in 1987 with our first boxer in Minnesota. Although he wasn't the most beautiful boxer, Chesty became extremely well-trained. Unfortunately, in 1998, he got cancer and we had to put him down when he was nearly 11.

Knowing that we didn't want to experience life without Boxers, we had a new puppy waiting to be shipped from Crossroad Boxers in California to Minneapolis, Minnesota. We gave this striking 8-month old fawn male the name of Bishop. Little did we realize that he would be the beginning of our own kennel, Bishop's Boxers.

Bishop participated in many dog shows while we had time in graduate school, but then came children and active duty military life. Having the desire to have a puppy from Bishop and the determination to uphold and improve the standard of the boxer breed, we bred Bishop and got our first female, Lady, in February of 2005. Lady produced two wonderful litters of puppies with Telstar's Dixieland Band (Bandit). Telstar Boxers continue to be a large part of our pedigrees. We lost Lady in August 2015 to Cushing's disease. It never gets any easier.

We kept one female puppy from Lady's first litter, Eve. And from one of Eve's litters, we kept Latte, a classic fawn female. We update our blog regularly, so be sure to check back here or on our Facebook page for the most current information.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Other Side of the Story...

In fairness to these puppies, I figured I should do a video of what the puppies do most of the day, well, almost all day.  Then I rang the lunch bell, and this peace and quiet went out the door.

Puppy Cam 9/29/13

A good night's sleep, a full belly, and a clean house make for happy and energetic puppies in the morning.  There are many reasons these guys are in the garage, and this is one of them.  Later today: outside time!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Puppies at 5 Weeks!

5 week birthday pictures.  They get cuter as the weeks go by.  Stay tuned tomorrow for their first time outside!  I'm on my own until tomorrow, while the rest of the family is away. I'm up to my ears in puppies...and poop!
Vanilla Coke, now known as Popeye
Ginger Ale, now known as Luna 
Dr. Pepper
Mr. Pibb
Sunkist, now known as Daisy
Squirt, now known as Rufus
Bubble Up 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Left to right: Dr. Pepper, Sprite, Bubbles, Pepsi, Mr. Pibb

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Family Photo!

Well, this was a bit of a challenge with 10 puppies. Like human family photos, not everyone cooperates. Some cry, some fall asleep, some turn their backs in refusal of having their picture taken. This was about as good as it was going to get.

All puppies have been placed in loving homes. If you are interested in being on our waiting list for Eve's next litter, please contact us at bishopsboxers@gmail.com.

These two gave up
One benefit of doing dog chores is puppy time in the box with them.  
It's worth all the poop in the world.

Puppies at 4 Weeks!

4 weeks already! It's gone by so quickly. The puppies have probably doubled in size this week, especially with the puppy food boost. They are really interacting with each other, and their personalities are a little more evident. Here are their sweet faces.  Pardon their messy mouths--they had just eaten breakfast.

Vanilla Coke (White Check Male)
Pepsi (Classic Fawn Female) 
Sprite (White Male) 
Ginger Ale (White Female)
Dr. Pepper (Brindle Male) 
Mr. Pibb (Brindle Male)
Sunkist (Brindle Female)
Squirt (Brindle Male)
Bubble Up (White Check Female)
Coca-Cola (Classic Fawn Female)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Chow Time!

We moved the puppies into the large weaning box tonight and gave them their first meal besides mom's milk. They plowed through it! As you can see, it is quite a messy operation.

Smells good...
Paws in... 

Oh, my, I didn't realize how good this food is. I think I need a bath...
All fat and happy

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Loud Mouths

I bet your house isn't as loud as ours in the morning! Don't worry, they sleep quietly through the night. But once they get up and Eve goes outside and gets some breakfast, they cause quite the raucous until she gets back for their breakfast. They will start their puppy food in a couple days.

Looks Like a Big World Out There

The puppies are now getting big enough to step up on the pig rail (the ledge around the inside perimeter of the whelping box--this is meant to prevent moms from crushing the small pups when they are too little to be able to get out from under her). We'll be transitioning them into the weaning box this week to provide a safe environment while they grow. Here some of them are, peering over the side.

Coke, Vanilla Coke, Sunkist, and Ginger (left to right)
Dr. Pepper

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Puppies at 3 Weeks

Three weeks has gone by quickly here at Bishop's Boxers. This week, the puppies' ears have opened, and their sharp, little teeth are starting to come in.  Next week, they will move to their bigger house to allow for more space to play.

Vanilla Coke (White Check Male)
Pepsi (Classic Fawn Female)
Sprite (White Male)
Ginger Ale (White Female)
Dr. Pepper (Brindle Male)
Mr. Pibb (Brindle Male)
Sunkist (Brindle Female)
Squirt (Brindle Male)
Bubble Up (White Check Female)
Coca-Cola (Classic Fawn Female)

Friday, September 13, 2013

What's that sound?

These guys are more entertaining than TV. They are getting more active with each other and are more vocal now that their ears are open. I think they like hearing themselves.  Stay tuned tomorrow for their 3 week pictures! 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Cuteness x 10

The clan was pretty active tonight, and I was able to catch them for a little bit before they all crashed again from their brief activity.  They are pretty comical! You can pause the Boxertunes music at the bottom of the blog so you can hear all of their puppy noises.

Our youngest getting a little puppy time
Bubbles, trying to stir up a little commotion 
Ginger, planning the escape route for all when they get a little bigger. 
Climbing puppy mountain. They love it!

Our first boxer Chesty. He wasn't the most beautiful boxer, but certainly well-loved!

Bishop at 9 months

Bishop about 1 year

Our last picture with Bishop (July 2008)